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EQC to pay for loss of land value

EQC to pay for loss of land value

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been given the green light to settle thousands of land claims by paying out the loss of value to the land.

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Six design concepts have been short-listed for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and will be further developed before going on show for the public to have their say early next year.

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

EQC flood compensation decision due today

EQC flood compensation decision due today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out how they will be compensated today.�

EQC flood compensation decision today

EQC flood compensation decision today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out today how they will be compensated.

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015. EQC and Fletcher EQR are working with customers to ensure that every home in CHRP is either repaired, underway or that the homeowner knows their …

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 9:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The findings from the Declaratory Judgement High Court Hearing will be released today. Once released we will review, assess the potential impact on our customers and subsequently determine our position.

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 4:35 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

“It’s so important that anyone who is planning to do work on a property considers the risk of asbestos,” says WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director Kathryn Heiler.

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:31 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) at the end of February.

Cleverley to step down from CERA

Cleverley to step down from CERA

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) at the end of February.

Greater Christchurch residents more positive, less stressed

Greater Christchurch residents more positive, less stressed

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:14 a.m. by GovtCera

Visible rebuild progress in Christchurch is helping to boost people's quality of life, says Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner.
 

CTV News - CCC Analysis

CTV News - CCC Analysis

Monday, 8 December 2014 9:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 8th December 2014 - Raf Manji

Lynched - Monday 8th December 2014 - Raf Manji

Monday, 8 December 2014 9:42 p.m. by ChrisLynch

 

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road REOPENED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by Transport4chch

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been REOPENED following an earlier serious crash.  

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

CRASH – Road CLOSED – SH71 Lineside Road

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

SH 71( Lineside Road ) at Flaxton has been CLOSED due to a serious crash. A detour is in place via Mullcocks for northbound traffic. Southbound will be detoured further back off Southbrook Road – official detour yet to be …

CTV News - Chester

CTV News - Chester

Monday, 8 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Monday, 8 December 2014 10:49 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

If any of you are having an issue with Southern Response’s approach to the re-leveling of a house that is 90mm out of level, using remedial techniques, you might like to be asking (and documenting their responses) to the following: My policy entitlement is to “As New”.  In regards to the repair strategy for a home […]

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

ROAD WORKS: Dyers Pass Road Closure – now until 19th Dec

Monday, 8 December 2014 7:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Dyers Pass Road will remain closed for an extra week due to wastewater repairs.

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

CTV News - Friday 5th December

CTV News - Friday 5th December

Saturday, 6 December 2014 1:00 a.m. by MediaCTV

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Council decision on proposed Financial Strategy

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing to raise $550 million from Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Council-owned trading organisations.

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Support for Development Authority to fast track rebuild

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today agreed in principle to set up a Development Authority to speed up the rebuild and help attract private sector funding for major projects.

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

ROADING CHANGE: Tuam Street next change 5th January

Friday, 5 December 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Changes to Tuam Street permanently are underway as part of the city transport changes. Tuam Street will be closed in stages starting from Colombo Street and when Tuam Street reopens from Durham Street to Hagley Ave it will be accessible to eastbound traffic …

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

Friday, 5 December 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

EVENT: Kaiapoi Santa Parade – Sat 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Transport4chch

Williams Street from Raven Quay to Ohoka Road will be CLOSED from 7.30am to 4pm for the Kaiapoi Santa Parade. As a result of the closure a number of bus routes will be affected and bus stops closed. Blue Line …

One week to have a say on sports hub

One week to have a say on sports hub

Friday, 5 December 2014 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

EVENT: South Island Wine and Food Festival – North Hagley Park 6th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 10:09 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the South Island Wine and Food Festival takes place at North Hagley Park tomorrow 6th December. Gates open at 11.30am and the event ends at approximately 7pm. Best entrance to the North Hagley Park event …

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Metro Bus Timetable Changes from Monday 8th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 9:26 a.m. by Transport4chch

On Monday 8th December Bus timetables for the Metro network change. Please visit www.metroinfo.co.nz to check bus routes and timetables to stay up to date.  

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

EVENT: Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 7th December. We suggest that those attending the parade or travelling through this area allow extra …

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Christchurch Santa Parade – Sunday 7th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that some roads in the Riccarton Area will either be closed or restricted for the Christchurch Santa Parade on Sunday 8 December. 

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

CBD – Available Routes Map 5th December – 12th December

Friday, 5 December 2014 6:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. 

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Thursday, 4 December 2014 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse

In this episode of , Casey Hurren, our Earthquake Strategy Manager, explains progress on settling our remaining 3,500 insurance claims, the complications with multi-unit buildings and the importance of communications in the settlement process.

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

More than 6000 participate in Smart Choices campaign

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

More than 6000 people participated in the Christchurch City Council’s campaign to learn more about the city’s financial issues and its Long Term Plan.

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee has endorsed a staff proposal outlining the order the city’s 13 Major Cycle Routes will be built.

CTV News - CBD Art

CTV News - CBD Art

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Committee recommends approval of Central City transport projects

Committee recommends approval of Central City transport projects

Thursday, 4 December 2014 6:59 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council will meet on 11 December 2014 to consider the Council's Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee's recommendation to approve the scheme designs for three Central City transport projects.

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Fendalton Road Roading works – Delays airport bound

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road work is taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Reduced lanes are in place both directions on Thursday 4th December at these intersections until 4pm. Delays are …

Fendalton Road Roading works

Fendalton Road Roading works

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that milling and paving road works are taking place on Fendalton Ave between the Fendalton/Idris/Straven Road and Fendalton/Clyde Road intersections. Road users are advised work will also take place on Friday 5th December with reduced lanes city bound in …

Central City Update from December 5th

Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 5th

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:14 p.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 5th Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours, particularly on southbound routes. We recommend using …

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

Thursday, 4 December 2014 1:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer who designed the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building has been found to have "misrepresented his competence" in his work, but has escaped formal punishment.

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Thursday, 4 December 2014 10:13 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The consortium's core team of Warren and Mahoney, Boffa Miskell, Woods Bagot, RCP, Populous and Sheppard & Rout Architects, has been named a joint winner of the World Architecture News (WAN) Urban Design Award, part of the world's largest architectural awards programme.

People treat red zone as dump

People treat red zone as dump

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Bags of excrement, a demolished house and 20 mummified hedgehogs are among the more unusual objects found dumped in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two mothers want to reach 8000 families to tackle anxiety in children who started school at the time of the Canterbury quakes.

Many residents say theyre strongly opposed to asset sales

Many residents say they're strongly opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

Many opposed to asset sales

Many opposed to asset sales

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Many Christchurch residents want the city council to keep its assets, the council's own consultation suggests.

CTV News - Graffiti Art

CTV News - Graffiti Art

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 7:38 p.m. by MediaCTV